Day 7. Flaxseeds for Skin Care and Essential to Diet

I started with Flaxseed on Day 1, adding 1/4 cup to my morning Green Drink.  I didn’t have any problems and I think its one of those sneaky things you can add to anything.  I bought an organic ground flaxseed, but you could grind them yourself.  I wasn’t sure how effective my Magic Bullet would be at grinding seeds, but I’ll try it out.  I have to say flaxseeds are a great source of fiber! You will be more regular than ever!  This a good thing because it helps keep things from building up in your gut.

Flaxseeds and your skin:  I have been using flaxseed oil in skin care for the past 4 years.  I find that its a fantastic healing agent as well as calming down redness.  It is also great for dry skin and mature skin during a facial.  For at home use, I offer and Organic Locally made Rosehip Seed Oil for $22.  People who use it absolutely love it.  It makes a big difference in the overall appearance of the skin and keeps the irritating tight sensation away for those with really dry skin.  If you want Rosehip Seed Oil for your own personal use, I am happy to ship it to you, just call 206-682-2727.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal skin and body function, however, they aren’t naturally produced by the body so they have to be introduced to your body through your diet.  Flaxseed oil can be applied directly to the skin to help lock in moisture and can improve a dry, dull complexion. The omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseeds are also anti-inflammatory, which means they can help minimize redness and skin irritation.

Click this link for more information: http://thedermblog.com/2008/06/06/flax-seed-oil-and-your-skin/

Fun Flaxseed Facts:
  • The Babylonians cultivated flaxseed as early as 3000 B.C.
  • Flax was one of the most important crops to early American farmers, acting as a fiber and preservative that helped sustain the population
  • Crushed flaxseed has been found to decrease the frequency of hot flashes in post-menopausal woman by 50%.
  • The species name in the scientific name of flaxseed, Linum usitatissimum, means “most useful.”
  • European emperor Charlemagne passed laws requiring the cultivation and consumption of flaxseed due to its culinary, medicinal and fiber usefulness.
  • When adding flaxseed into your diet, begin using only one teaspoon and slowly build up to the intake goal to avoid bloating.




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